At Smarter Communities, we believe our commitment to sustainability will not only benefit the environment, it will create business efficiencies and set an example to our team how we are all accountable and can make a difference.
In 2020 we made a commitment to The Forktree Project in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula to help improve the health of the planet.
Through the visionary Tim Jarvis AM, an environmental scientist and global ambassador for international sustainability, The Forktree Project involves restoring and reforesting neglected farmland for the purpose of land regeneration and carbon offsetting.
Smarter Communities has committed to becoming carbon neutral within five years through the plantation of 900+ Australian native trees and shrubs. This ambitious yet achievable target demonstrates our dedication to carbon offsetting and re-establishing native Australian habitats.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Smarter Communities continually explores meaningful ways to support the community in times of need. This ranges from providing financial support to organisations such as Red Cross, Beyond Blue, Lifeline and St Vincent de Paul Society, to team members giving up their time to support charitable organisations and events.
In early 2020 our staff nationally took it upon themselves to raise money for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund. The business matched our team’s contribution and donated an additional $10,000, bringing the total funds raised to $20,262 for fire victims.
By April 2020 we were all learning to cope with COVID-19, one of the biggest global crises. Coronavirus does not discriminate, and its impact has affected our lives as we knew it.
As a business we were quick to implement our action plan for the safety of our team and clients. But it didn’t stop there. Smarter Communities made a financial contribution of $15,000 each to two leading community relief organisations – Beyond Blue and Lifeline.
Both organisations offer 24/7 phone support along with other communication channels and resources to those in need. Help is always available.
When you find people as passionate about apartments and creating the ideal apartment lifestyle as we are, we naturally wanted to align with them.
Australian Apartment Advocacy (AAA) is a not-for-profit agency that undertakes research with apartment owners and residents to lobby government and developers about the needs of the apartment community.
By partnering with the AAA, we can provide support for the invaluable research (such as how building defects impact owner confidence) and assist with educating the public on the benefits of apartment living.
AAA is the voice for people who choose apartments. Together we’re on your side to create a better lifestyle for those living and invested in strata communities.